Chicken Sausage and Eggplant Lasagna

Eggplant is one of my favorite and versatile vegetables to use. I enjoy using eggplant in my Italian inspired recipes as a meat or pasta substitute, making any dish healthier, vegetarian, or low carb! Read below details on how to make chicken sausage and eggplant lasagna.

This eggplant lasagna will feature chicken sausage and can easily be removed from the ingredient list and made into a vegetarian recipe.

Chicken Sausage and Eggplant Lasagna

Let me show you how to use eggplant as pasta sheets and elevate your next weeknight meal.

How to make chicken sausage and eggplant lasagna

Wash and cut your eggplant lengthwise about 3/4 of an inch each.  You want the eggplant slices to be able to lay flat in your casserole dish.

Salt to taste your eggplant slices and roast at 400° for 20 minutes. Make sure you flip half way through!

Filling for chicken sausage and eggplant lasagna

While your eggplant is roasting, finely chop baby bella mushrooms and spinach and feta chicken sausage into bite size diced pieces ½ centimeter each. You want these ingredients chopped into small pieces as they will be one of your layers on top of your eggplant slices.

Grab your favorite jar of marinara sauce, set aside ¾ of the jar. You will not need the entire jar for this dish. Using too much liquid can make this dish too soggy, as eggplant already holds a lot of moisture.

Finely chop spinach and combine ricotta, spinach, and salt and pepper to taste and set aside.

ricotta filling for chicken sausage and eggplant lasagna
Chicken sausage and eggplant lasagna

Take your roasted eggplant out of the oven and in a 9×13 inch casserole dish, spread a small spoonful of marinara sauce at the bottom of the dish. Lay 3 to 4 eggplant slices evenly at the bottom. 

Chicken sausage and eggplant lasagna

Spread ricotta mixture on each slice and then the mushroom and sausage mixture. Repeat until all ingredient layers have been incorporated.

Chicken sausage and eggplant lasagna

The last step is spread the remaining marinara sauce on top and sprinkle ¼ cup Italian blend cheese. Cover and heat at 350° for 20-30 minutes. Uncover for the last 5. 

Notes

If you are looking for leaner meat options, chicken sausage or ground turkey are great options.

Feel free to leave out the chicken sausage if you want to make this vegetarian.

Chicken Sausage and Eggplant Lasagna

Low carb eggplant lasagna featuring chicken sausage, marinara, mushrooms, spinach and ricotta. Omit chicken sausage for a vegetarian option.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: eggplant
Servings: 4
Calories: 437kcal
Author: Megan, M + Bee Blog

Ingredients

  • 4 eggplants
  • 10 oz raw spinach
  • 8 oz Ricotta, Part Skim Milk Cheese 
  • 1 package of baby bella mushrooms
  • 8 oz Raos vodka sauce
  • 4 links of spinach and feta chicken sausage
  • 1/4 cup Italian blend cheese

Instructions

  • Wash and cut your eggplant lengthwise about 3/4 of an inch each. 
    Chicken sausage and eggplant lasagna
  • Salt to taste your eggplant slices and roast at 400° for 20 minutes, flipping half way through.
    Chicken sausage and eggplant lasagna
  • While your eggplant is roasting, finely chop baby bella mushrooms and spinach and feta chicken sausage into bite size diced pieces ½ centimeter each. Sauté until cooked through, water is released from mushrooms, and eggplant is finished roasting.
    Filling for chicken sausage and eggplant lasagna
  • Finely chop spinach and combine ricotta, spinach, and salt and pepper to taste and set aside.
    Ricotta filling for chicken sausage and eggplant lasagna
  • Take your roasted eggplant out of the oven and in a 9×13 inch casserole dish, spread a small spoonful of marinara sauce at the bottom of the dish. Lay 3 to 4 eggplant slices evenly at the bottom. 
    Chicken sausage and eggplant lasagna
  • Spread ricotta mixture on each slice and then the mushroom and sausage mixture. Repeat until all ingredient layers have been incorporated.
    Chicken Sausage and Eggplant Lasagna Recipe
  • Spread the remaining marinara sauce on top and sprinkle ¼ cup Italian blend cheese. Cover and heat at 350° for 20 minutes. Uncover for the last 5. 
    Chicken sausage and eggplant lasagna

Notes

If you are looking for leaner meat options, chicken sausage or ground turkey are great options.
Feel free to leave out the chicken sausage if you want to make this vegetarian.
The nutrition label used for this blog post was generated by VeryWellFit Recipe Nutrition Calculator.

The Nutrition values listed are only an estimate and should not be counted as the final nutrition values.

Please make your own calculations based on the actual ingredients you use when making this recipe, using your preferred nutrition calculator.

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